Dr. Maya Rockeymoore
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore is President and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm and President of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to making policy work for people and their environments. Dr. Rockeymoore has previously served as the Vice President of Research and Programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), Senior Resident Scholar for Health and Income Security at the National Urban League, Chief Of Staff to Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY), Professional Staff on the House Ways and Means Committee, and as a CBCF Legislative Fellow in the office of Congressman Melvin Watt (D-NC) among other positions.
Dr. Rockeymoore is also a widely sought after economic security expert. She has spoken extensively on jobs and the economy, the racial wealth gap, financial literacy, and Social Security. The author of many reports and articles, she is also the co-editor of Strengthening Community: Social Insurance in a Diverse America and the co-author of Plan for a New Future: The Impact of Social Security Reform on Communities of Color. Dr. Rockeymoore has been invited to testify before both chambers of the U.S. Congress on Social Security and on February 23, 2009 she was among other nationally renowned economic security experts selected to attend the Obama Administration’s White House Fiscal Responsibility Summit.
Dr. Rockeymoore serves on the boards of the National Council on Aging, National Association of Counties Financial Services Corporation, the Campaign for America’s Future, the Economic Policy Institute, and the National Academy of Social Insurance. She co-chairs the Commission to Modernize Social Security and is also a member of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Asset Funders Tax Policy Advisory Group, and Insight Center Experts of Color Network. The recipient of many honors, she was named an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow in 2004 and received Running Start’s 2007 Young Women to Watch Award.
Dr. Rockeymoore has been invited to speak before numerous organizations including the Economic Policy Institute, Women Donors Network, Grantmakers in Aging, Drexel University, Columbia University, Congressional Democratic Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus, and the National Association of Black Journalists among many other groups. She has been quoted in publications such as the New York Times and the Washington Post and has been interviewed on NPR, Sirius XM radio, BET, CNN, and Al Jazeera English among many other media outlets.
Dr. Rockeymoore holds a B.A. in political science and mass communications from Prairie View A&M University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science, with an emphasis in public policy, from Purdue University.